Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
36 books
The Red Shoes
Hans Christian Andersen
Les contes du chat perché
Marcel Aymé
Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life
Henry Beard
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Alice in Wonderland: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Lewis Carroll
The Little Golden Book of Words
Selma Lola Chambers
Schellen-Ursli: A Bell for Ursli
Selina Chönz et al.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Roald Dahl
Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson
Max in Hollywood, Baby
Maira Kalman
Henri’s Walk to Paris
Leonore Klein et al.
The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Nella Notte Buia (In the Darkness of the Night)
Bruno Munari
Nella Nebbia di Milano (In the Fog of Milan)
Bruno Munari
It’s Like This, Cat
Emily Cheney Neville
Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Ann Rand et al.
Curious George Rides a Bike
H. A. Rey
The Black Corsair (Il corsaro nero)
Emilio Salgari
Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
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